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The Finance Hub is a new way of getting your money sorted.
Everything you need to help you achieve your business or personal goals under one roof.
All delivered by friendly experts who talk straight (no jargon) in our beautiful offices in the 1887 Building on The Pantiles in the heart of Tunbridge Wells.

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Our friendly experts

The Finance Hub is a collective of independent, expert financial services advisers all committed to providing honest, intelligent, accessible advice, backed with excellent customer service. We work together to provide holistic business and personal financial services – so you can access all the expertise you need just by popping into our fabulous offices on The Pantiles, in the heart of Tunbridge Wells.

Gillian Palmer

Managing Director of Lending Made Simple and founder of The Finance Hub
Business loans and cashflow

What makes Gillian so great at finding finance and cashflow facilities to help her business loan customers is that she’s been on the front line.

Having started, grown and sold successful businesses herself, Gillian understands the flexible, nimble, affordable solutions, support and expertise that business owners and entrepreneurs need to fulfil their visions.

But she’s also honest to the tips of her stilettoes – if she doesn’t think a business loan is the right thing for your business circumstances, she’ll explain why, and help you find a solution that better matches your business needs.

When Gillian’s not helping her commercial customers grow their businesses, you’re likely to spot her in her trademark red, catching up with friends and business associates and making new friends wherever she goes. Is there anyone in the Tunbridge Wells business community Gillian doesn’t know?!

Alternatively, you might find her at the gym (faves = yoga, Pilates, core exercises and chilling out in the spa), walking in the countryside, exploring the coast or touring greenhouses at Kew Gardens and Wisley with her son Harvey, a horticulturist specialising in architectural and tropical plants.

Peter Amor

Amor Finance
Commercial and residential mortgages

Peter is the terrier of the mortgage world – with a justified reputation for being able to find mortgages where others have failed and for devising creative solutions to help his clients realise their business and personal goals.

An entrepreneur himself, Peter specialises in working with fellow entrepreneurs and business owners acquiring investment properties using limited company buy-to-lets and commercial mortgage customers.

Other members of the Amor Financial team provide expert support for residential mortgage customers, including first-time buyers, home movers and second homes.

With a keen interest in health and fitness, you might well spot Peter working out in one of Tunbridge Wells’ gyms or catching up with friends.

Oliver Burt

Acer Insurance
Commercial and domestic insurance

Oliver’s aim is to protect his customers from the unexpected. With more than 25 years’ experience in both commercial and personal insurance, the Acer Insurance team specialise in finding policies to match individual circumstances.

Yes, they can cover all your basic insurance, but they really like the off-beat and individual so they can get their teeth into sourcing policies to meet the most bespoke requirements. Complex commercial operations, vintage cars, valuable artwork, heirloom jewels, off-piste activities, unusual hobbies – Oliver and the team can cover them all.

When he’s not resolving challenging insurance requests, Oliver likes spending time with and caring for his family, socialising with friends and flexing his green fingers in the garden and at his vegetable allotment.

David Gregory

Off Piste Wealth
Pensions and investments

David has over 10 years’ experience in wealth management, specialising in investments and financial planning.

Working with business owners, young professionals and families looking to better their financial knowledge and control, David regularly shares his advice with educational sessions in both domestic and corporate workshops.

A keen sportsman, he is passionate about snowboarding and plays ice-hockey at a semi-professional level.

Katie Keith

Currency UK
Foreign Exchange

Qualifications: Dip Financial Services, Dip Frontline Management. Currently studying: Msc in Executive Coaching & Behavioural change with Henley Business School.

Katie’s interest in international matters, with a particular focus on managing currency risk and exposure, has its origins in her dual British/Australian citizenship.

Originally from a small colonial town on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia, she is a thought leader with 20 years’ experience in financial services. Katie has extensive experience in helping individuals and businesses reach their financial goals, with her zest for building relationships underpinning her passion for service delivery. Katie also leads across multiple business communities as the Executive Director for Global Chamber of Commerce UK.

Katie welcomes the opportunity to speak with all Finance Hub members, and looks forward to working with the team to deliver nothing but exceptional service.

Katy O’Neill

The Rift Group
R&D Tax Credits

Katy is the brains behind strategy and partnerships at Rift R&D, bringing a keen understanding of how to build collaborative relationships with her customers to best support their business goals.

With more than 20 years of expertise across business development, account management and sales in a variety of diverse and complex industries, she has a keen understanding of the flexibility required when it comes to forming achievable milestones for positive growth.

When she’s not empowering her customers’ businesses, Katy can be found mid-rally on a tennis court or hiking the local nature trails with her Hungarian Vizsla!

Sarah Collins

The Rift Group
R&D Tax Credits

Sarah is the guardian angel of R&D for her customers, understanding their business goals and needs, helping discover in which areas they qualify for a claim, and presenting the information in a clear and concise application. She currently specialises in the Construction sector, but also has a strong background in project management and is a qualified Prince2 practitioner. This gives Sarah a real depth when it comes to knowing what can be achieved – or become a challenge – across a wide variety of industry activities.

In her spare time, Sarah loves to spend time with her family and is eagle-eyed when it comes to making sure her daughter is wearing age-appropriate outfits, and her son is drinking enough water between rounds of online gaming!

Martin Carr

White Deer wills
Will writing and estate planning

Martin is always looking to bring simple solutions to complex, financial problems. With over 40 years of experience across banking and financial services, he turned his talents to will writing and estate planning as one half of the family-run White Deer Wills.

Since then, he has helped to make will planning simple for his customers, using modern, digital processes that streamline the stress for their most important life decisions.

Martin is a fully qualified member of the Society of Will Writers and can often be found spending time with his family — when he’s not out on the badminton court!

Daniel Carr

White Deer Wills
Will writing and estate planning

Daniel is committed to giving his customers real value and confidence when it comes to the future of their estates.

A fully qualified will writer and member of the Society of Will Writers, his experience as a financial protection specialist revealed a need for clear, constructive wills and estate planning advice, built on genuine relationships and a proper understanding of his customers’ needs.

Daniel is a Co-Director of White Deer Wills alongside father, Martin, and is always looking for new areas to explore along the South East coastline.

Our amazing support team

Sophie Mower
Sophie Mower
Customer experience

Sophie is the first friendly face you’ll see when you walk through the door and our key player in customer experience! With a rich background in building professional relationships and office management, she is highly motivated, detail-orientated and a natural problem-solver.

Sophie keeps things running like clockwork, managing your needs and making sure the right people are always available for your queries.

In her spare time, Sophie loves to travel and practices yoga and meditation – which helps her keep her cool when the phones are going mad!

Our community

As Tunbridge Wells financial professionals, we’re all committed to giving back to our local community to help make it an even better place to live, work, learn and play.

West Kent Mind

West Kent Mind, our nominated charity, supports anyone with a mental health problem in the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge & Malling and Sevenoaks districts of West Kent. The pandemic has shone a spotlight on mental health – and created pressures – like never before. We are delighted to help West Kent Mind in their fantastic work supporting our Tunbridge Wells community to Live Well, Stay Well and Thrive.